Vintage Capsule Wardrobe Update

So I’m a bit over halfway into my two month trip, and I’ve got an update on how my capsule wardrobe is working for me!

I’ve created this video showcasing one of my capsule wardrobe outfits and some of the things I’ve noticed about my capsule wardrobe so far.

It basically sums up to this: The capsule wardrobe is actually working quite well for me; I just wish I had a mid-weight jacket of some kind for this in-between, cold-ish weather that doesn’t quite merit a big coat.

But overall, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how many outfits I’ve been able to make.


6 YEAR Blogiversary!


Wow, guys.  I just can't even believe it: October marked my SIXTH blogging anniversary!  I published my very first blog post on October 14, 2012. (You can read it here if you'd like a chuckle and hopefully appreciate how far I've come, ha!)

My Two-Month Vintage Wardrobe


Just this week, I've hopped to the other side of the country to attend a two-month training for my job in the military. I'm super excited to learn new things and be in a different part of the U.S. for a bit. 

However, I've really had to think through my packing.

Of course, I'll mostly be wearing a military uniform during the day, but I still need to bring enough clothing to last me for nights and weekends for two months. This clothing also needs to be appropriate for both fall and winter, and--obviously--I'd like to also look great.

Home Sweet Mountain Home Air Force Base

Flashback Summer: Mountain Home Air Force Base vintage style 1940s novelty print Fabric

In this post I've linked to my Spoonflower shop. I'm not officially partnering with Spoonflower, but if you buy any of my fabric designs I do receive a percentage of the profits as a designer. This money helps me buy coffee, fabric, hats and supports my blogging habit; you all know how it goes!

I've long complained about the uninspired quality of modern military-themed fabrics. Particularly compared to the creative and beautiful patriotic prints of the 1940s, they're pretty icky and there aren't a lot of options.

It was finally time to stop complaining and DO something about it!

Art Deco Gina Dress

Flashback Summer: Art Deco Gina Dress - mid 1930s

Whew, it's taken me a while to finish this dress, and it's taken me a while to post on here. It's amazing how much energy it takes to move across the country, start a new job, and live a new lifestyle! I'm finally feeling like I've got my legs back under me and I'm moving into a new "normal."

*FREE* 1940s Crochet Hat Pattern!

FREE 1940s Crochet Hat Pattern

Anyone out there that, like me, has been on the search for a particular kind of vintage hat, only to be thwarted by something like budget, color, material, or just plain not being able to find one?! Well you are thwarted no longer!